Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I'm sure most of you have heard of this book. I have, although I've never read it. My friend highlighted each love language on her gift blog for Valentine's Day and I was a little curious. So, Matt and I took the test and it was quite insightful! Here are the 5 love languages
Words of Affirmation
Acts of Service
I find it amusing that throughout our marriage, I have sometimes tried to show Matt I care for him in ways I would appreciate, but alas, men and women are very different and our personalities are very different. Maybe this book is on to something. After taking the test, It turns our that my love language is Words of Affirmation. At first I was a little disappointed. Does that mean I'm needy?! Shouldn't mine be quality time?! :) But none of these are better than the other and I realized that I can easily carry on with a busy husband who's hardly home to help with kids and things at home and everything else that needs to be done when I hear encouraging, loving words from Matt.
His is Acts of Service. Now, when I've been doing things for him, I've been happier because I am reminded that this is a way that will speak to him that I love him. I have found myself thinking of things to do for him to show him that I care.
This might be a mushy post, but finding out our love languages has been a fun reminder of how to look out for one another.
They also have tests for kids! I asked the questions to Madeline and she was Quality Time with Physical Touch close behind. I wasn't surprised. She loves being with me and never denies a hug or snuggle time. (Receiving Gifts had a high score, too!) :)
Here is the TEST. Aren't you curious what love language you are? If you care to share, I'm curious, too!